The approach to any campus creates a lasting ﬁrst impression, a feeling of welcome or confusion that is critical for potential students who often make a decision about an institution within minutes of their arrival. A positive sense of arrival is missing on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus.
Recommendations that emerged from the master planning process suggest UW-Green Bay has an opportunity to develop an entry sequence and ar-rival point that welcomes users--whether visitors to campus, prospective students, or returning alumni. The Plan explores the site-scale design of an entry concept that includes a traditional campus quad and a student gathering area.
- Sustain the Main Entry Drive as primary visitor access point to campus
- Reconﬁgure the entry sequence to campus core from Inner Loop Road
- Provide parking for visitors adjacent to the new entry to serve facilities such as the Cofrin Library, Student Services, and University Union
- Remove section of concourse that connects Cofrin Library to Student Services; re-establish via loggia nearby
- Connect campus entry to the campus quad
- Create a parking plaza between Weidner Center and Studio Arts
- Form a strong, direct link between the Studio and Performing Arts Buildings and the Weidner Center
- Include accessible parking stalls on the Student Services side of the parking plaza adjacent to walkways
- Use pavement colors, materials, and textures to denote circulation patterns
- Create a visually vibrant, functional space
- Remove concourse link between Cofrin Library and Student Services Building
- Create parking immediately adjacent to the Weidner Center to serve visitors during normal hours of operation and valet parking during Weidner Center events
- Create the Weidner Center parking plaza as part of a separate project or when roadway comes on-line for re-paving